Almost a John Hughes Movie

My favorite wardrobe item in high school was my leg warmers. I probably should note that it was more 9th/10th grade because I think that was the peak of the trend.  And I was a lover of trends….

So if you asked my friends (back then) to describe me in a few words I would think they would say fashionable, smart, and funny. When I think back to how awkward I felt as a teen, I could not imagine that the combination of those three words was an accurate portrayal of how I FELT about me. I had a horrible and skewed body image. Yet, I still mastered every pop trend that appeared in the 80’s, and I guess I became known for it.

Yep, that’s me above in all my big-haired glory. Circa 1985.

Leg warmers, neon plastic earrings, Madonna-esque jewelry, Guess jeans, off-the shoulder Flashdance sweatshirts, crazy makeup and BIG hair.

And a passion for all things Duran Duran.

And Molly Ringwald. Except I didn’t have a male sidekick named Duckie. I had 5 sidekicks- my best female friends. We were in an odd clique in high school. Not the most popular girls, not the least popular. We were smart, and when we weren’t keeping up our GPA we were hanging with the popular guys having fun (irony! for all the mean girls). Goes to show some boys do respect intelligent, witty girls after all. 

Or maybe I was just lucky to not be tortured in high school for being ME.

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Summer Camp! and bedtime blogging

In an effort to restore my blogging mojo, I am participating (along with a host of other bloggers) in a little project this month. Summer Camp! (courtesy of the master mind of Calliope).

You may see posts from me (gasp!) every day this month (or at least until I head out on vacation later in July) so hold on to your iced tea and sun hats!! And if you want to play along, sign up over here.

Today’s writing prompt:

where do I blog?

Yep, this is it.  What?  You expected a desk?

Now that I have a regular job and don’t spend nearly as much time in my home office, I like to think of myself as an iPad-blogger-by-night.  That is, I blog via an app in my bed with my cats Riley and Harley.  Not even in the bed I share with S., but rather in the spare room along with my little corner I dedicate to hoarding purses, empty boxes, junk, and currently unused baby furniture.  I promise you I don’t have two toes as I depicted in the above illustration, but you get the idea.

It’s not glamorous, I know.  But it fits my new lifestyle well.

At least I’m not using clock-time with my old employer (like I used to) to write.  oooohhhhh, did I just say that?!?  tee hee.

See you tomorrow, when we’ll be reminiscing about high school.  and leg warmers.

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